Our top floral picks for 2023.
Spring is here and with it can come the April showers, but lately we have been having such lovely sunny weather it’s got us all focused on flowers, and the inspiration behind our dress collection which went down a storm in London at Bridal week.
A romantic spring/summer wedding day is the perfect time for a chic floral bridal style. So, in this blog, we have gathered a list of our favourite looks from the new dress collection by Kay Heeley, as well as some of our stunning accessories and shoes that are floral focused.
Florals have always been a wedding day classic, but lately, as seen on the recent catwalk trends, the modern-day bridal looks are getting bigger and bolder than ever before. These floral bridal styles are couture, dramatic, and definitely not just for girly flower loving girls.
We all know the trend of 2022/2023 is the high leg splits across the board of wedding and occasion wear fashion, and our brand new ‘Isla’ gown is no exception. The sleekness of the Mikado satin dress with sassy Asymmetric neckline and sumptuous folds of fabric, is met with a cluster of 3D floral lace on the hip makes this look feminine as well as super high fashion for any bride wanting to make a huge statement.
Our beautiful ‘Rebecca’ and ‘Sarah’ gowns and capes are firm favourites of ours and features the same lace as the ‘Isla’ which runs through our entire collection. The lace cascades around the shoulders and delicately faded down the cape and sleeves making them very whimsical in the designs, but suiting the theme of bolder and more fashion forward giving a whole new nudge towards the term ‘flower power.’
What better dress to showcase floral vibes is our Spanish inspired ‘Marianna’ gown with her delicate sequined floral motif and Chantilly lace fabric with cascading tulle ruffles. This gown screams femininity but with the sass and confidence of a flamenco senora. The detachable sleeves move this dress from 3 looks into 1 giving the bride the options of changing her bridal look throughout the day.
Moving from dresses to accessories, bridal hairpieces and veils are so varied in their design and really the possibilities and choice for brides are endless!
The bridal headband is one of the big accessory trends this year since they were first seen on the bridal fashion powerhouse ‘Berta’ fall 2020 runway show. The headband PBR4004 is a sure showstopper and the next of our top 3 favourites. The high set ivory headband is covered with clear crystal beads sewn into the shapes of flowers and laser cut chiffon petals. This over the top headpiece is the perfect choice for a bride who is fashion-forward and all about a modern wedding look.
When we think about creating a regal look, a classic bridal crown is another trend that is re-entering the market after being seen on the heads of A-list celebrities on the red carpet.
One design that we love to style with is the tiara PBT5051. If a bride wants to have a princess moment this crown has a large presence but combining modern detail and elegance. The soft ivory pearl flowers and the sparkling diamante can sit on top of a wedding veil for a classic feel or worn alone as a real statement piece.
Veils have been a huge trend for the past few seasons, and as we are on the subject of florals, one of our best sellers is the stunning cathedral length PBV9030 featuring the most beautiful 3D floral motifs at the train of this super soft tulle design. Place this veil on the plainest of gowns to create detail or team it with a lace design to add even more depth… definitely a favourite of ours.
A step into spring means we can’t do a blog at this time of year without mentioning shoes! We have some stunning new designs on the go as we speak, but one of our favourites, and the best sellers for the second year running, is the beautiful ‘Indi’ shoe. We love a block heel, and so do our brides, as it’s still the most popular shoe trend at this moment in time.
What we love about this shoe, is it’s available in regular and wide fit, it’s super comfortable with the padded insole and cushioning, but also the delicate floral lace details are just perfect for spring!
So, there you have it, with summer within touching distance, we hope you love our spring favourites as much as we do!
Love Team P.B x